Family owned and run

AJ Adkinson & Son have cared for and within the community of Oadby and throughout Leicestershire since 1929. Our focus has always been on forging strong personal relationships with our clients, based on empathy and mutual trust.

Our History

AJ Adkinson & Son has its roots in the heart of Oadby, starting life, like many independent funeral directors, alongside a building and carpentry business and working from a specially constructed Chapel of Rest, which still exists alongside our premises on London Road.

As Fred Adkinson contemplated retirement without a successor, he naturally looked for a funeral director who shared his passion for quality, service and dedication to his local community.

The obvious choice was Fraser Gilbert, of EC Gilbert Ltd, independent family funeral directors of Great Glen. The two companies already worked with and supported one another and their shared ethos made for a smooth transition. In tribute to the Adkinson family legacy, the company name was kept.

Fraser’s dedication to high standards and impeccable service ensured a growing stream of families seeking care and with his family’s support, he purchased and set about converting the abandoned Oadby Cinema. Once completed, this beautifully appointed Funeral home ensured that AJ Adkinson & Son’s comprehensive service was extended and available to families under one roof. Oadby residents will recall the original buildings in the photographs below.

Original Chapel of Rest

Original Funeral Home - 18 London Road

Oadby Cinema prior to conversion

Four generations of experience

Successive generations of the Gilbert family continue our tradition of outstanding service, care and quality. Dedicated to the highest standards, we are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors and invest in formal training to ensure our team meet the benchmark standards for our profession.

King Richard III

Our reputation for care and impeccable standards was recognised in 2015, when AJ Adkinson & Son were chosen as the Funeral Directors for the re-interment of King Richard III. This momentous event took a full year to plan and we were privileged to play our part in such a unique occasion.

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